Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #2

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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SCORPION STINGS!
BEN REILLY comes to blows with the sinister SCORPION as SPIDER-MAN begins to face down a gauntlet of his most fearsome foes!
But is all as it seems?
Rated T

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Feb 23, 2022

    I didn't think that this issue could come close to being as good as the first one, but I was wrong. So. So. Wrong. DeMatteis & Baldeon hit every high spot and sink every shot in this issue. Complete and total home run. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 23, 2022

    David Baldeon is one of my favorite artists for a reason and this issue confirms it with the brilliantly detailed designs and characters along with explosive and visually thrilling action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 23, 2022

    Ben Reilly: Spider-Man is a mix of intense action with psychological elements and character development. The second issue in the series features Scorpion and further examination of what it means to be an imposter Spider-Man who is a well-rounded person. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 23, 2022

    Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #2 is a terrific second part. The best thing about this issue, in particular, is it demonstrates just how different Ben is going to be than Peter is as Spider-Man. From his personality to his mental state to even the relationship between protagonist and plot, this is a unique hero. DeMatteis didnt just replace Peter Parker in a like-for-like swap, this is a story about one of the most unique and beloved characters in comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Feb 23, 2022

    The art is expressive and full of energy, and the team works well together when it comes to Spider-Man action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Daredevil Feb 23, 2022

    Intro: I can't tell you how exciting it is for me to read another new issue of this miniseries. As I stated before, i really hope we get more of these minis in the near future ala Symbiote Spider-Man. I usually wait until the end of the month to read all my comics but this is a comic I needed to read at the earliest time possible. Without further ado, let me talk about my thoughts on this book.

    Plot/Setting: The cover is no clickbait. We do get to see Spider-Man square-off against Scorpion. As this fight ensures, we get a brief continuation of the First-Date murders that have been happening in the foreground. For the "man" side of Spider-Man, that is Ben Reilly, we continue to see him struggle with his "past life" as Peter Parker more

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  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 26, 2022

    This continues to be a really good miniseries. It's firmly entrenched in 90s Spidey despite mostly being accessible. You either know the ins and outs of the continuity or you don't, and either way you get an engaging story. It's actually very nostalgic for me. I'm kind of tempering my scores here because if I based it solely on my emotional response, this would be a 10/10 even if I'm not sure that's really warranted. Trying to stay away from doing that. I'm excited to see who the villain here actually is, and I hope this series sells well enough to possibly give DeMatteis more Spider-Man to write. Maybe even an ongoing.

  • 8.5
    Federico Liguori Feb 24, 2022

    This is just very good. The atmosphere is perfect, really takes me back to the '90s Clone Saga!

  • 7.5
    BDG Comics Feb 28, 2022

    Not as strong as the first issue, in my opinion. It was okay, I'm just glad the drop-off wasn't over a cliff.

  • 6.0
    UxasIs Feb 24, 2022

    Sadly im not really feeling this story, feels a bit too slow and like a generic character feeling sorry for them self arc

  • 10
    Mkhan Apr 5, 2022

  • 9.0
    Hex May 9, 2022

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Feb 24, 2022

  • 8.5
    Afre Mar 28, 2022

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  • 7.5
    ComicWorm Feb 27, 2022

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Feb 24, 2022

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